Sediment Bowl Lineup

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Sediment Bowl Lineup

Postby MarkAkerman » Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:17 am

I installed a new sediment bowl. The threads match, but I can't tighten it enough for the port to face the right direction for the fuel line. At a good snug tighten it faces the back of the tractor and the hydraulic system. It would take a full 3/4 turn to get it to face the left. Is this a common problem? Should I just get a longer fuel line? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Sediment Bowl Lineup

Postby tinnerjohn » Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:16 pm

Have you tried taking it back off, re-doping or new teflon tape and putting it back on? This has worked for me many times on plumbing and fuel oil fittings.
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Re: Sediment Bowl Lineup

Postby Stanton » Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:25 pm

Like John pointed out, many of us don't completely tighten the sediment fuel bowl. Not sure if it's even possible to have it completely tightened AND be pointed in the correct direction.

Just use some #2 non-hardening (gas/oil resistant) sealer or Teflon tape and get it pointed in the right direction.
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Re: Sediment Bowl Lineup

Postby MarkAkerman » Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:10 am

I wasn't sure how tight I needed to go with it. One of the reasons I tore it down was that the sediment bowl was leaking as well as the carb connections. I have since restored most of the tracctor and I'm trying to make sure it donesn't leak on all my new work. Is hand tightening enough? I'll try working with the tape. Like someone else mentioned on here, I was afreaid to tighten too much in fear of breaking the tank nut.

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Re: Sediment Bowl Lineup

Postby Stanton » Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:30 am

MarkAkerman wrote:I wasn't sure how tight I needed to go with it. One of the reasons I tore it down was that the sediment bowl was leaking as well as the carb connections. I have since restored most of the tracctor and I'm trying to make sure it donesn't leak on all my new work. Is hand tightening enough? I'll try working with the tape. Like someone else mentioned on here, I was afreaid to tighten too much in fear of breaking the tank nut.


Hand tightening may be sufficient; light wrench/torque would be better. I have installed them this way:
  • Find the place where the threads begin to engage and note the direction of the sediment bowl outlet.
  • Count how many turns it takes to fully seat the bowl (hand tighten or light wrench). Note the direction of the outlet.
  • Take the bowl back off, apply non-hardening sealant and put the bowl back on, stopping short of the total turns in order to line up the outlet in the direction you want.
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